London, England: Analog Devices will license German chipmaker Inova Semiconductors’ APIX2 (Automotive PIXel Link) intellectual property (IP) to use in its semiconductor components for automotive applications.
Simultaneously, Inova Semiconductors will receive Analog Devices’ implementation of the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) 1.4 specification for APIX2 for use in its own products and licensing to third parties in combination with its APIX2 technology.
The APIX2 high-speed serial data communications link meets the automotive industry’s requirements for electromagnetic interference (EMI) robustness and cost efficiency. It’s designed to build advanced data network topologies for next-generation infotainment and driver assistance systems in vehicles.
APIX2 features a downlink data rate of up to 3 Gbits/s and an uplink rate of 187.5 Mbits/s, allowing simultaneous and fully independent real-time transmission of multiple data formats and protocols.
With APIX2, two uncompressed high-definition video streams, multi-channel audio, and 100-Mbit/s Ethernet data can be transmitted over a single four-wire shielded twisted-pair cable.
Programmable digital filters and adaptive algorithms allow for transmission distances of up to 10 meters. They also help compensate for changes in cable characteristics over time.